things of cranbrook

Japanese Kasuga Lantern

The Japanese Kasuga Lantern (Kasuga-dōrō) has been a focal point of the Cranbrook Japanese Garden for more than 100 years.


The Gift of Knowledge carved by Maróti in 1927 – 1928 for Cranbrook School for Boys library.


Early 18th-century painting of Venice by Luca Carlevarijs for Cranbrook School for Boys.

Henry Wood Booth Portrait

Oil portrait of Henry Wood Booth, father of George Booth, painted by Robert J. Wickenden in 1906.

Saarinen Urn

Iconic urn designed by Eliel Saarinen and manufactured for use at Cranbrook and Kingswood Schools.

Holm Tapestry

Handwoven tapestry depicting a skyscraper by Kingswood School Cranbrook's first full-time weaving instructor, Lillian Holm.

Perelma Portrait

Oil portrait of Clara Gagnier Booth, mother of Cranbrook founder George Gough Booth, painted by Ossip Perelma in 1918.

"Nellie" Rowboat

Two-oarsman wood rowboat built by an unknown Italian maker and used by the Booth family on Kingswood Lake.

Japanese Bridge

Wooden Japanese Bridge, painted a vibrant shade of vermillion, installed in the Japanese Garden in 1914 and restored in 2016.

"Savonarola" Chair

Carved wood chair by German designer Johann Kirchmayer from the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts.

Banner photo by P.D. Rearick, CAA '10